Camco #02963 5500W 240VAC ultra low watt density (ULWD) RIPP element

Camco #02963 5500W 240VAC ultra low watt density (ULWD) RIPP element

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*We recommend (and sell) the newer Camco 02965 stainless steel heating element instead as it is specifically designed for brewing by using a stainless steel base that will not rust like the Camco 02963 model (shown in picture). If a Camco 02963 model is used it should not be left in water for extended periods, or a sacrificial anode should be used. We include the new stainless steel base Camco models in all of our heating element kits. It is also available for order separately.

ULWD stands for 'Ultra Low Watt Density' which means that the heat produced per square inch along the element is very low (50W per square inch or 7.8W per square centimeter). This greatly reduces the chance of scorching or caramelizing the boiling wort. ULWD elements will also not break immediately if dry fired (fired when not immersed in water).

The equivalent lower wattage 4500W/240V ULWD element is the Camco 02953. We recommend the Camco 02955 which is the stainless base version.

All Camco heating elements are all UL listed for use in USA and Canada.

Any 240V heating element may also be run at 120V to output only one quarter (25%) of the rated power.

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